SDG Results: Access to Renewable Energy (‘SDG 7 Results’) is a grant programme of the Netherlands Government designed to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SDG 7 Results provides results-based financing for activities that increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (SDG 7).


SDG 7 Results works with the private sector to provide access to clean and renewable energy for two million poor people in target countries. Specifically, it aims to increase to clean cooking solutions and decentralised renewable electricity. SDG 7 provides grant funding to lower the risk and cost of providing clean and renewable energy access solutions to this underserved segment of the market.


Deadlines for concept notes:


• Deadline 1: June 04, 2019
• Deadline 2: To be decided


Deadlines for full proposals:

• Deadline 1: September 27, 2019
• Deadline 2: To be decided



SDG 7 Results provides result-based grant funding with a minimum of EUR 250,000 and a maximum of EUR 2,500,000. The grant will be paid out in parts only upon positive achievement of the project’s sub-results, subject to verification by an independent party.


Project focus

The activities for which an SDG 7 Results grant are being requested should increase access to energy for poor households by:


  • A) Clean cooking solutions using renewable energy at tier 2 or higher (except where charcoal cookstoves are used in which case tier 1 will be acceptable);
  • B) Off-grid renewable electricity at tier 1 or higher.


Target counties

Eligible countries are: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.


Eligible applicants

Companies and NGOs with a track record of at least three years in the (region of the) target country can apply.


Selection follows a two-stage procedure:


• Stage one: concept note
• Stage two: full proposal


Why work with Advance Consulting?
Advance Consulting has developed many successful applications for grant funding from RVO programmes and for other programmes in the renewable energy sector. Contact Krisje Theuns – van Hees ( for further information on SDG 7 Results.